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What to Do if Your Child Has an Allergic Reaction

Symptoms of Child Allergies Having a child in Tyler, Texas who has allergies can be stressful. Symptoms can range from mild to life threatening in an instant. The best way to keep your child safe is to always be prepared. Determine the Type of Allergy The first step is to determine the allergy. Schedule an […] Read More →

Different Types of Hearing Loss

Are there different types of hearing loss? Hearing loss, shmearing loss, am I right? It’s all the same. Wrong! There are actually three distinct types of hearing loss. If you visit your Tyler audiologist the first thing they will do is determine which type of hearing loss you are suffering from. This information is needed […] Read More →

When Should You Upgrade Your Hearing Aid?

Need a New Hearing Aid? Hanging onto things for way longer than we should seems to be the norm. How many of our readers still have an article of clothing they bought in high school? Wow, that many? While many of us hang onto things like clothing, what about electronics? Do you still gather around […] Read More →

How Does Immunotherapy Work?

Are you tired of taking daily medication only to still suffer from allergies in Tyler, Texas? If so, an allergy treatment called immunotherapy may be just what you are looking for. Immunotherapy is used as a long-term treatment for seasonal, indoor and insect sting allergies. Allergy shots (subcutaneous immunotherapy) are the most common form of […] Read More →

Allergic to Work?

Do you ever experience sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, and red, itchy or watery eyes while sitting at your desk, trying to get work done? If so, it may surprise you that it is not your body simply telling you it’s time to let your boss know how you really feel and make use of […] Read More →

Are you Allergic to Happy Hour?

Cardiologists and other health care professionals have long been promoting the health benefits of wine. Wine (in moderation) can promote longevity, reduce risk of heart attack, heart disease, stroke, colon cancer and brain decline. We know, we also wish drinking wine like a “real housewife” was doctor recommended. Unfortunately, there are some people that cannot […] Read More →

Driving and Sleep Deprivation

Everyone in Tyler, Texas and throughout the United States has learned from an early age about the dangers of drunk driving. You watched the afterschool specials, sat in the auditorium to hear the motivational speakers and even saw countless PSAs explaining how a split second decision to get behind the wheel can have disastrous consequences. […] Read More →

How Exercise May Help Your Hearing

As many as 20 percent of the United States’ population experiences some degree of hearing loss, making it the third most common chronic condition in our nation. When left untreated, hearing loss has can lead to the development of other serious conditions, including depression, heightened anxiety and a decline in cognitive function. Because hearing loss […] Read More →

Effective Ways to Get Rid of a Stuffy Nose

When you are suffering from a stuffy nose, it can impact your entire day. You may have difficulty speaking, breathing and sleeping through the night. Unfortunately, nasal congestion is one common side effects of allergies and the common cold. So for those who experience seasonal or chronic allergies, a stuffy nose can become a regular […] Read More →

How Long Does the Allergy Season Last?

There is a common misconception that allergy season starts in the spring and ends a few months later. However, “allergy season” is not as concrete as many assume, and many are find it’s lasting longer now than in previous years. There are many factors that determine how long individuals will be affected by allergies. Location […] Read More →

America’s Most Common Workplace Injury

There are many potential dangers an employee may face in her or his workplace. Some of these occupational hazards are less apparent than others. In fact, the most common occupational injury may go unnoticed by employers and employees alike. Hearing loss, often referred to as an “invisible disease,” has been reported as the most pervasive […] Read More →

The Hidden Hearing Loss Effect

Each day we all experience sound in the environment. Many of these sounds are low intensity, satisfying, and others are the mundane sounds of life, such as television, radio, household appliances, cars running, traffic, etc. Most of these sounds are at very safe levels and do not cause any danger to hearing. We also know […] Read More →

5 Myths About Allergies

As experts in the allergy industry, we’ve heard every possible rumor about allergies. When it comes to taking care of your health, it makes sense to practice caution. However, caution can on occasion become overactive, and there are many myths regarding allergies that may steer individuals in the wrong direction. Below are some of the […] Read More →

Benefits of a Full Night’s Sleep

Getting a full night of sleep has the obvious benefit of allowing you to feel rested and capable of taking on your day, but by allowing time for your body to restore and heal, sleep also plays an important role in your overall health. Making an effort to achieve restorative rest on a regular basis […] Read More →

Is Ethnicity a Factor in Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea can take a serious toll on an individual’s health. Like many sleeping disorders, sleep apnea causes frequent interruptions to our sleep cycle. When sleeping problems disrupt our bodies’ natural ability to restore themselves, they increase an individual’s likelihood to develop chronic health conditions, including heart disease, depression and stroke. For that reason, […] Read More →

The Musician Hearing Loss Evolution

As we work through the clinic day, we may find ourselves jealous of our patients with those high frequency hearing losses due to concert their attendance. Often these were the lucky ones with the premier tickets, close to the stage, the musicians, and the speakers as well. As audiologists we now know that those that […] Read More →

Allergies on the Rise in Texas

People often associate allergies with the arrival of spring; however, allergy season doesn’t adhere to a calendar. Allergies can affect individuals year-round, depending on their specific allergen triggers and environmental factors. In Texas, we’re in the throes of a late fall allergy spike. In response to the extreme allergy conditions, local news organization, KVUE, posed […] Read More →

Why Lack of Sleep Affects Your Productivity

In our fast-paced society, getting a full night’s rest is a luxury, not a certainty. Too often, we pull ourselves from our beds, despite needing a couple additional hours of sleep. While this is a common practice, the effects of sleep deprivation can be severe. When we fail to get enough sleep, our judgment, productivity […] Read More →

Cognitive Decline, Listening Effort and Hearing Aids

The prevalence of dementia is expected to soar as the average life expectancy increases, but recent estimates suggest that the age-specific incidence of dementia is declining in high-income countries. In the February 11 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, Claudia Satizabal and colleagues report “robust evidence” of dementia’s decline. Using observational data collected […] Read More →

Possible Relationship Between Caffeine Use and Hearing Recovery Exists

That bottomless cup of morning joe you enjoy the morning after a late night concert might be preventing your ears from recovering. More than three-quarters of American adults enjoy a jolt of caffeine, typically in a cup or two of morning coffee, but recent research, conducted by Dr Faisal Zawawi, Otolaryngologist at the Research Institute […] Read More →

The Impact of Allergies on Sports Performance

With the onset of fall, new seasons of sports are starting up. Unfortunately, the change weather also means new pollens are taking flight and can aggravate athletes. Many associate allergies with the spring, since many plants are blooming around that time. However, each individual has a unique reaction to pollen counts and may experience seasonal […] Read More →

Acupuncture and Hearing Loss…does it Really work?

Acupuncture has been around for centuries and has spread to most parts of the world. As audiologists, we hear of the procedure, maybe even know patients who undergo the procedure, but don’t hear much about the specifics of how it is conducted or of its actual benefits. The procedure has been credited as a treatment […] Read More →